The State University of New York (SUNY), established in 1948, is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States. The SUNY system is comprised of 64 campuses throughout the state of New York, including research universities, academic medical centers, liberal arts colleges, community colleges, colleges of technology and online learning. The system enrolls and educates approximately 463,000 students in more than 7,500 degree and certificate programs, and upwards of two million in workforce and professional development programs. SUNY is embedded in virtually every community in the state.
The Research Foundation for The State University of New York, located in Albany, provides essential services to State University of New York faculty, students and staff who play an integral role in groundbreaking research in life sciences and medicine, engineering and nanotechnology, physical sciences and energy, social sciences and computer and information sciences. It is the largest and most comprehensive university-connected research foundation in the United States. Approximately 15,000 foundation employees work on SUNY-led research, training and public service projects throughout the state, as well as nationally and globally.